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Cost To Close Our Short Option Positions: Calls and Puts + Holiday Discount Code

After entering our covered call writing or put-selling positions, we immediately prepare for possible exit strategy opportunities. All exit strategies begin by buying back the option, call or put. These position management techniques are used to mitigate losses, turn losses into gains and enhance winning positions to even higher levels. This is the reason we need […]

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Earnings Pre-Announcements: Overview and Practical Application + Holiday Discount Promo Code

Covered call writers and put-sellers know that options should never be sold when there is an upcoming earnings report prior to contract expiration. This is one of the most important rules in the BCI methodology. The reason is the result of the inherent risk we are subject to from a disappointing report. Since we know […]

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Using Multiple Premium Reports to Fund our Covered Call Writing and Put-Selling Portfolios

Stock and ETF (exchange-traded fund) selection is one of the three required skills needed to achieve the highest level of success when selling options. Covered call writers and put-sellers have varying degrees of personal risk tolerance and trading styles. As a result, over the years and based on member feedback, the BCI team has added […]

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Expiration Friday Exit Strategy Decisions For In-The-Money Strikes

Covered call writing and selling cash-secured puts obligates us to buy or sell shares at the strike price by the expiration date. Exercise will generally occur if the strike is in-the-money by 4 PM ET on expiration Friday (usually the 3rd Friday of the month). Frequently we do not want to sell our shares or […]

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Ask Alan #128 – “Determining Cost Basis after Rolling Options”

Alan answers a question posed by Sam, who asks: “What cost basis should we use to calculate returns after rolling out? How about after rolling out and up? There are several prices to choose from it gets confusing. Thanks Sam”. ——— It’s the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Time for another original episode of Ask […]

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Psychology of Stock and Option Investing: Ten Years of Observations

QUESTIONS FOR COVERED CALL WRITERS AND PUT-SELLERS: Why do retail investors buy high and sell low? Why do we sell our winners and keep our losers? Why do many of us feel that the market is rigged in favor of Wall Street insiders? Boy am I starting off on the wrong foot with this article! I’ll […]

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How To Generate Cash With Elite Stocks: Three Perspectives

Whether we are writing covered calls, selling cash-secured puts or simply buying and selling stocks, the first important requirement is to develop or have access to a quality watch list of elite-performing securities. Once we have purchased a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF), our goal is to make a profit. In this article, three approaches […]

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covered call writing and earnings reports

Locating Stocks During the Heart of Earnings Season

Never write a covered call or sell a cash-secured put when there is an upcoming earnings report prior to contract expiration. This is one of the most important rules in the BCI methodology. Adhering to this guideline can create challenges during the heart of earnings season when most companies publicize their financial statements. In our BCI […]

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Will My Broker Automatically Exercise Options That Expire In-The-Money?

We write a covered call or sell a cash-secured put. At expiration, the strike price is in-the-money. For calls that means lower then current market value and for puts it means higher than current market value. To demonstrate the moneyness of these strikes, let’s look at an options chain for Align technology (ALGN), a stock on […]

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